A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

DAY

Mon, 21 Nov '22
Word before or after spa
Thu, 1 Sep '22
The 2 in 1/2, e.g.
Tue, 12 Jul '22
Light time
Mon, 25 Apr '22
Clear as ___ (plain to see)
Tue, 22 Mar '22
Word with latter or red-letter
Sat, 12 Mar '22
"Against the ___" (Thomas Pynchon novel)
Wed, 9 Mar '22
Calendar box
Wed, 12 Jan '22
Word after field or before dreams
Tue, 28 Dec '21
Calendar block
Tue, 27 Jul '21
Word before trader or tripper
Sun, 18 Apr '21
It's constantly breaking around the world